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Here is a sample of the excellent faculty who will be teaching students in this program.


Michael Huelshoff, Ph.D. specializes in international relations, comparative politics, political economy, and western Europe. His research has appeared in American Review of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, International Journal, German Studies Review, Policy Studies Journal, German Politics and Society and in other journals and books. He is co-editor of From Bundesrepublik to Deutchland: German Politics after Unification (University of Michigan Press). Dr. Huelshoff received a National Science Foundation grant for his dissertation and a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service. He has delivered numerous papers at professional meetings, where he has also chaired panels and sections.

Dr. Huelshoff’s current research interests include integration theory, policy-making in the European Union (especially environmental, social, and competition policy) and German politics.


Arturo Rodriguez holds a Doctorate of Management from Colorado Technical University with an emphasis in Organizational Development and action research. He received a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and International Business (Cum Laude) from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He was a member of Harding University's tennis team, where he achieved NAIA All-American Honors in 1995 and 1997.

A native of Durango, Mexico, Arturo Rodriguez has extensive experience in the banking industry as a Credit Analyst, as well as an Assistant Vice President and Junior Commercial Lender in banks in Colorado and New Mexico. As a Junior Commercial Lender, he had authority to approve commercial loans up to $250,000 without additional management approvals.

Arturo Rodriguez joined the faculty of the College of Business Administration in July of 2007 and teaches Finance courses as well as Quantitative Methods.


Carol M. Madere, Ph.D., is a native of Louisiana. She earned a bachelor's degree from LSU in broadcast journalism, a master's degree from LSU in public relations and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in communication. She is an associate professor who worked as a print and broadcast reporter, a public relations practitioner and a technical writer. Dr. Madere joined the faculty at Southeastern in 2000.

She teaches public speaking, public relations and organizational communication courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

She researches generational communication within organizations, and is the co-author of a book entitled From Boredroom to Boardroom: How to Communicate with the Millennial Generation to Enhance Organizational Effectiveness. Dr. Madere is also the coordinator for internships in the field of communication.


Christy Sue Langley is a mathematics instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, Louisiana). She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics. Courses she teaches include college algebra, quantitative reasoning, number sense for PK-8 teachers, pre-calculus alebra, trigonometry, decision mathematics, mathematics for business decisions, geometry and  measurement for PK-8 teachers and probability, statisticcs and number systems for PK-8 teachers.

Ms. Langley developed and will instruct a course for the Organizational Leadership degree as well as co-developed a course for ULL's Mathematics department titled Quantitative Reason for Life. She has also taught at South Louisiana Community College (Lafayette, Louisiana).


Matthew A. Butkus, Ph.D., currently teaches at McNeese State University. He teaches Biomedical Ethics and Decision-Making, Ethics in the Sciences and Ethics.  Research interests include consilience, philosophy of science, medical ethics, philosophy of law, philosophy of history, comparative religion and epistemology. Dr. Butkus is a visiting research associate at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and adjunct faculty of record at Midwestern State University.


Jack Atherton is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northwestern State University.  He is a retired correctional administrator, beginning his law enforcement career with the Bureau of Prisons in 1980.

A 1978 graduate of the Texas State University, Jack began his career with the Bureau of Prisons at the Federal Correctional Institution at El Reno, Oklahoma, where he earned his master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Oklahoma City University.   Jack has had duty stations at eight Federal Prison System locations, including executive administrative positions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, a United States Penitentiary, the Federal Transfer Center, and two Federal Correctional Institutions.

Jack has also served in adjunct faculty positions at seven colleges and universities, been awarded grants for the development of internet curricula, and served on curriculum advisory groups for three colleges and universities.  Jack is a doctoral candidate at Illinois State University.


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